Beach Vibes

by Rylan R Posted on: 11/18/2020

Build Description

I built it primarily, because my old laptop broke, but I also wanted a place to chill and do my schoolwork, that wasn't super "gamery". I decided to build my setup around a photo taken in Avon By The Sea, New Jersey. My favorite colors are orange and blue (obviously), and I definitely wanted to showcase those colors. This is my first ever build so please be nice, but feedback would be much, much appreciated. I was working on a very tight budget, so I got a kind of crappy graphics card from Amazon. I'm really thinking about returning it and getting an RTX 3070 tomorrow. (which might be impossible seeing how the other launches went). I know the whole "MATX in Mid tower case" thing is hated in the PC building community, but the CPU and Motherboard came in a bundle together at a crazy discount that I couldn't pass up (Thanks Microcenter!) Pending upgrades: AIO, most likely the white one from Corsair, new GPU most likely 3070, exhaust fan for the back,144hz monitor, and a much bigger desk. I'm mostly playing Ghost Recon Wildlands with some of my buddies, and some Modern Warfare. The graphics card is kind of struggling with those games though, so I have to play them at very low settings. I realize that it is not featuring a GeForce card, but I'm in desperate need of a GPU upgrade, and I would use the $500 to buy an RTX 3070. I understand if I'm not allowed to win, because of this rule, but thanks for reviewing nonetheless.

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature of the setup is the warm and inviting colors. They really help calm down and take a break after a long day.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
Qty: 1 $279.99
ASRock B550M Steel Legend AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
ASRock B550M Steel Legend AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $139.99
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 16GX4M2C320C16W - White
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 16GX4M2C320C16W - White
Qty: 1 $89.99
 Corsair 4000x RGB
Corsair 4000x RGB
Qty: 1 $119.00
Corsair RM650 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Corsair RM650 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $129.99
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $114.99